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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Japan, Australia To Provide F-35 Maintenance Sites In Pacific Region

Facilities Expected To Be Operational In Both Countries In 2018

Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced this week.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Raytheon, Bell Conduct 1st Missile Launch From V-22

Exercise Demonstrates Rapid Integration Of Low-Cost Griffin Missile

Raytheon Company and Bell Helicopter completed two successful launches of the Griffin B missile from a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey multi-mission aircraft at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. As an industry funded effort with Bell's Xworx, Raytheon demonstrated the simplicity of integrating the Griffin B missile onto the V-22 platform.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Airbus Helicopters To Continue Providing Support For Bundeswehr’s EC135s

Contract For The Bückeburg-Based Fleet Extended Until 2022

Airbus Helicopters has won the support contract to maintain, overhaul and ensure the availability of the German Army Aviation School’s fleet of EC135 training helicopters. This extends the existing contract, signed in 2005, by a further seven years.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Osprey Fleet Reaches Quarter-Million Flight Hours

Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Has Been Continuously Deployed Since 2007

The Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft has recently passed the 250,000 flight hour milestone.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

B-29 'Doc' Won't Fly Before Spring

Restoration Continuing, But Unexpected Delays Push Return To Flight

The group restoring an historic B-29 Superfortress dubbed "Doc" had hoped to fly the big warbird in December, the 70th anniversary of it rolling off the assembly line in 1944. But that flight has been pushed into the spring of 2015 as the inevitable problems cropped up as they will in a project that size.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Judge Orders Coast Guard To Maintain Oregon Helicopter Station

South Carolina Station Also To Remain Open Another Year

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter station in Newport, OR will remain open following a hearing in a lawsuit brought by Newport Fishermen's Wives. A Coast Guard station in Charleston, SC is also off the chopping block, at least for another year.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

MQ-8B Fire Scout Flies Off Coast Guard Ship For The First Time

NGC, USCG, U.S. Navy Partner To Demonstrate Unmanned Mission Flexibility

The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Bertholf  Dec. 5 off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Final Flight: The A-7 Corsair

Last Airplane Was In Service With The Hellenic Air Force In Greece

The last U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair aircraft retired from service in Greece on Oct. 17, after 39 years of flying with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) – the final operator of the aircraft.

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